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My Grandmother An Armenian-Turkish Memoir by Fethiye Cetin

My Grandmother An Armenian-Turkish Memoir


My Grandmother An Armenian-Turkish Memoir by Fethiye Cetin

As a child in Turkey, Fethiye Cetin knew her grandmother as a happy and well respected Muslim housewife. Decades later, her grandmother revealed the truth: she was by birth a Christian Armenian, and most of the men in the village where she grew up were slaughtered in 1915. In this heartwrenching memoir, Cetin tells a powerful story that breaks the silence surrounding the Armenian genocide.


Gripping and thought-provoking. Alev Adil, Independent; Maureen Freely's introduction is lucid and her translation is fluid and elegant, amplifying the merits of this earnest memoir. Fani Papageorgiou, Financial Times;

This is a remarkable book. Sorcha Hamilton, Irish Times;

A compelling and beautifully written account of family stories and secrets, and a heartfelt call to peace and harmony. Elif Shafak.

About the Author

FETHIYE CETIN is a Turkish human-rights lawyer who has represented, among others, Hrant Dink, the Turkish-Armenian journalist assassinated in Istanbul in January 2007.

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Book Info

Publication date

8th June 2012


Fethiye Cetin

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Verso Books


128 pages


Genocide & ethnic cleansing
European history
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000



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